Thursday, November 15, 2012

Belize: Update on Murder of American Expat, 52, at Ambergris Caye

As a follow-up to my posting of November 13, concerning the Sunday night (November 12) murder of American expat Greg Faull, 52, who was shot and killed from behind in his home with a single 9mm bullet, three suspects have now been detained by Belizean police.

Strangely, Internet security pioneer, John McAfee, 67, who lives in Belize and was a neighbor of Faull's, is also being sought by investigators, given the fact that it was common knowledge that the two men had argued in the past, ostensibly over McAfee's large number of barking dogs. 

Faull was killed after four of eleven dogs belonging to McAfee were fatally poisoned on Friday (November 9), two days before Faull was shot and killed, according to Wired Magazine contributing editor Joshua Davis, who said he had spent more than 100 hours with McAfee in recent months. 

According to Wired's Davis, McAfee has been avoiding local police because he fears that he may be charged with Faull's murder, given their disputes over McAfee's dogs in the past.

COMMENT: At the moment there has been no release of information regarding the autopsy on Greg Faull's body. One can only hope, for forensic purposes, that the autopsy has already been completed.

Additionally, local police seem to be focusing all of their limited resources on persuading McAfee to turn himself in so that police can rule him out as a suspect or validate his complicity, hopefully based on physical evidence.

This report will be updated as new information becomes available.